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07-02-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By Trakhak

I worked in bike shops long enough ago that the...

I worked in bike shops long enough ago that the only catastrophic failures that come to mind were failures of steel frames and (especially) forks.
06-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By ClydeClydeson

powermatt99 says, the problem is almost...

powermatt99 says, the problem is almost definitely that the wheel is not straight in the dropouts. This is a very common mistake when adjusting brakes, and will make an experienced mechanic pull...
06-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By powermatt99

Did you check the installation of the wheel? My...

Did you check the installation of the wheel? My wife had a similar issue. Turns out she did not seat the QR skewers properly in the fork.
06-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By base2

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of...

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of 150 degrees Farenheit or more nearly every flight. It is, afterall 40 or 50 below zero at 35,000 feet & can easily 100+ everywhere from LAX or Phoenix...
06-17-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen and experienced more broken steel...

I have seen and experienced more broken steel bikes than aluminum bikes. But those were all (or mostly) because of poor workmanship or abusive riding/crashing.

My current bike-crushes are...
06-12-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By cyccommute

People are under the mistaken impression that...

People are under the mistaken impression that aluminum is a brittle material that "shatters" when it breaks. That doesn't describe aluminum (or carbon fiber or fiberglass or a number of other...
05-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By Last ride 76

If the bike shop did find a crack, that's a...

If the bike shop did find a crack, that's a pretty big nit not to pick. Would you just let it pass, hmmm?
05-13-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By mstateglfr

Either you don't have any idea what welding costs...

Either you don't have any idea what welding costs and the process involved, or you are trying to pull one over on the guy.
05-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,415
Posted By caloso

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the...

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the chain slips off the outside, you need to stop pedaling immediately. You’re lucky you didn’t tear the RD off.
05-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Jicafold

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel...

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel size.



Is she trying to put her feet flat while stradling the top bar of the frame? or the seat? I've seen many a beginner try to put their feet...
04-29-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By tFUnK

The bearings are in the hub, the rim is just the...

The bearings are in the hub, the rim is just the rim, and the hub+rim+spokes=wheel. You can replace the bearings in the hub, or replace the hub, or replace the entire wheel (which is what I think you...
04-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By masi61

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that...

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that you are supposed to rotate around to different parts of the wheel. If you have a rim seam that stands proud don't use this as a reference point on your...
03-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use?...

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use? (separate post)
03-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. ...

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. There’s the cost of the fork, the cost of the caliper, the cost of the rotor and the cost of the wheel. Except for the rotor, I’d put it around $50 for...
03-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to...

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to properly adjust your "cup and cone" wheel bearings. If one doesn't work for you just check out the others listed or do a general search. Be patient as...
03-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By alcjphil

No way to know without a proper description of...

No way to know without a proper description of the bike. The phrase "normal single speed bike" means nothing
Don't forget as well that your wheels are probably not disc compatible
03-13-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By alcjphil

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a...

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a backup safety feature. If your front brake fails, you need the rear to stop you. If you suffer a flat front tire, using the front brake is extremely...
03-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

opti-grab

opti-grab
03-12-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else?...

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else? If you want a lightweight wheelset find a wheel builder and get them to build you one. You can quite easily find hubs and spokes and there are at...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple...

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple friends with MEC bikes. They are always great value and you tend to get a fairly high level of components for price. Every one of their stores that I...
03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
03-11-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By dsaul

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur...

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur hanger specifications require the hanger mounting hole to be 4-10mm behind the axle. Your picture shows that your axle is so far back that the...
03-11-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Darth Lefty

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on...

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on 135 spacing, as commonly found on those extra-cheap bikes.
03-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Unca_Sam

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal...

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal primer, then the nail polish. Ospho or Corroseal will stop the rusting process and provide a base that the steel won't rust through. Ospho has no...
03-10-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By depechegore

(spanish native lang here) I see in the pic...

(spanish native lang here)
I see in the pic that its over the metal, isnt corroding the metal, you can also repaint your frame, use premier paint and then the desired color, you can use a drill...
03-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 70,135
Posted By Korina

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling...

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling it? It's a lot of fun.
03-09-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles...

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles for many decades with no problems. What has changed this recently is the poor QR skewers that are too common. The exposed cam design with the cam...
03-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By AnkleWork

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE] ...

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE]

Actually, it's excellent advice.
03-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By squirtdad

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like...

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like picss, You don;t have to go carbon....you can upgrade the bike especially if it is an nice steel frame...from 700c wheels to putting modern...
03-05-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By HTupolev

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra...

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra Sport III.

If you want tan sidewalls, Panaracer Pasela with the red-and-yellow label, NOT the PT version with the blue-and-white label. The...
03-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,372
Posted By livedarklions

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?
03-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,372
Posted By tyrion

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a...

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a number of reasons), but let's face it, for performance and safety brifters are better.
03-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Koyote

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:
03-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry. ...

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFQFf_Vb0Hw
03-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,926
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

And every hipster doofus knows that the best...

And every hipster doofus knows that the best thing to put on your Coronavirus is a wedge of Lyme disease.
03-03-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,926
Posted By livedarklions

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at...

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at Applebees.
02-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By noglider

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been...

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been push-pulled with it, and it's scary. You have to find your happy medium. And get to know your brakes well by testing them in various conditions.
02-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By katsup

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? ...

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? Ride it as is, you may be happy with it or decide you want a different bike all together.
02-26-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By bruce19

Or join a firearms forum? I am a concealed carry...

Or join a firearms forum? I am a concealed carry guy but I don't come here for info/discussion of firearms.
02-24-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 77,586
Posted By riva

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem...

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem fine with them... for you cheap bastards out there. Excuse me for you "frugal guys" out there.
02-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,320
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on...

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on cycling, it would not be in the USA
02-23-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,319
Posted By travbikeman

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just...

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just occur by bicycling. Biking is huge amount of fun, but It's an overall lifestyle change. Trust me when I say, it's not easy and is easy to get...
02-22-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Koyote

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online...

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online seller. One of the things you give up for that low price is this kind of service. You’re about as likely to get a price adjustment from them as you...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,830
Posted By skidder

I learned Spanish 30 years ago by starting with a...

I learned Spanish 30 years ago by starting with a simple phrasebook and CD set I got in a bookstore; no it was not the super-expensive Rosetta Stone or similar, just a paperback book and three CDs...
02-20-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,319
Posted By Sertsa

Hi! Care to provide an update on if you got your...

Hi! Care to provide an update on if you got your bike and how it's going? I'm hoping it's working out well. If it helps I and am sure several others would be happy to assist where we can. (If it...
02-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By livedarklions

Depends.

Depends.
02-18-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,543
Posted By SurferRosa

A good deal for a good tire. Spending any...

A good deal for a good tire.

Spending any cash on crap like Kendas, whether it's a flip or not, seems ridic when you can actually mount good and proper rubber.
02-16-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,958
Posted By dedhed

Methinks it's time to find a new shop

Methinks it's time to find a new shop
02-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,492
Posted By wgscott

FIFY. Unless you are underweight, worrying...

FIFY.

Unless you are underweight, worrying about a weight difference between bikes that is probably less than a water bottle is a bit pointless. If it were me, I would focus on quality low...
02-11-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,319
Posted By pdxn8

Good for you man. This is one of the best...

Good for you man. This is one of the best things I've read today.

Hang in there, try not to get discouraged if things are tough or awkward at first.
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